1 killed in fiery wrong-way crash involving semi on I-680

One person has died after a fiery crash shut down I-680 on the north edge of Omaha for hours Friday morning.
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 3:11 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police and Fire are investigating a crash involving an SUV and a semi-truck.

Crews were dispatched to the scene on I-680E near Mormon Bridge Road around 2:40 a.m. on Friday.

Omaha Police said the crash happened when a black 2015 Chevy Tahoe was traveling the wrong way on the interstate - headed westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The SUV was approaching a semi-truck and police say the semi driver attempted to avoid the collision, but the SUV crashed head-on into the semi and both vehicles caught fire.

The driver of the semi was able to exit the truck, while the SUV driver had to be extricated by the Omaha Fire Department.

Police identified the SUV driver as 32-year-old Vincent Macias. He was sent to UNMC and later declared deceased.

Eastbound lanes of I-680 were temporarily closed between Highway 75 and North 31st Street as crews responded. The interstate reopened at 9:35 a.m.

The crash is still under investigation.